Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

National Tsing Hua University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Sustainability Week

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

NTHU extends sustainability awareness and execution through public engagement. In October, 2020, NTHU held Sustainability Week to engage the university and communities including different universities, industries and NGOs. The exhibition of SDGs achievement updating the progress of university sustainability in research, teaching, campus life and students’ initiatives was held in the atrium of the library to attract the public. In the exhibition, students’ good sustainability practices and their research posts were displayed and evaluated at the end of the exhibition for awards. In the week, a one day forum was held to invite speakers from different key universities which had been doing good in sustainability in research, teaching, and campus management to share their experiences with which the progressive updates of NTHU good practice in sustainability were also shared by responsible administrators. Companies recognized by the society in good practice in ESGs were invited to share their practice, such that faculty and students got the opportunities to engage with industries besides updating the good practice of sustainability done by business.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Research
Campus Engagement

Website URL where more information about the accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
AC-8: Campus as a Living Laboratory, AC-10: Support for Sustainability Research

A photograph or document associated with the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:
Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Go Go Giwas Technology Camp

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

"Professor Fu Liyu, the director of the Center for Indigenous Science Development in NTHU. She is committed to the education and promotion of science activities in the rural area and the culture of the indigenous people. She holds ""Go Go Giwas Technology Camp"" based on the topic of science and indigenous culture. The camp arouses the impact of scientific and technological progress on their community and tribes. Moreover, the establishment of the Indigenous Science Fair on the Cloud cultivates basic scientific knowledge and a basic understanding of emerging technologies for the public in remote areas. It also cooperates with officials, scientists, and aboriginal elders to develop the YABIT Game Books and the “Go Go Giwas'' series, using games and animation to promote the science education of the aboriginal people and cultivate the problem-solving ability from the scientific games and activities of the indigenous culture.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

Website URL where more information about the second program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the second program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-3: Student Life

A photograph or document associated with the second program/initiative/accomplishment:
Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
Zhai-Hill: Dormitory and Community

A brief description of the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

"Zhai-Hill: Dormitory and Community" is the campus environment improvement learning project taken charge by Residential College mentors and students. They adopted participatory design, expanding students’ participation level to improve the space. Introduce the working groups to activate the space that creates an open space where the boarding students can communicate with each other. Based on the permaculture sustainable design method, the space is partitioned into different zones, gradually transformed the Zhai-Hill outdoor environment and landscape, and expanded the range to T-house, BTB+ exterior, treehouse, and surrounding idle space and forest. Regularly open BTB+, T-house, and hold workshops to create a handcrafted space that all students on campus can use. Native Taiwanese plants and food crops are selected to replace pure ornamental plants to beautify surroundings adjacent to the building. Make good use of plant characteristics and consider functions such as environmental function, space aesthetics, and ecological construction. College students have participated in various learning projects, including: Woodworking Service: Planning the woodworking area, cleaning the T-House space, and laying the wooden floor on the second floor of the T-House. Green Energy Group: Solar panel or wind energy implementation base. Green Academy Group: Application of native Taiwanese plants on campus, planting and beautifying the environment. Resource Service: rainwater collection system. Sustainable Agriculture Group: Planning planting areas, collecting and storing energy on the ground, reuse of kitchen waste, planting on thick soil, and edible landscape.


Which impact areas does the third program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Curriculum
Campus Engagement

Website URL where more information about the third program/initiative/accomplishment may be found:
STARS credit in which the third program/initiative/accomplishment is reported (if applicable):
EN-3: Student Life

A photograph or document associated with the third program/initiative/accomplishment:

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